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Cream of Mushroom Soup

If you could dream up the most luxurious, creamy, hearty soup, it would be this Cream of Mushroom Soup. This creamy soup is packed with two different kinds of mushrooms, lots of dry sherry, garlic, and just a hint of fresh thyme. Delicious and oh-so dreamy.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cream of mushroom soup, mushroom soup, creamy mushroom soup
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 200 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 24 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced and stems removed
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock , room temperature or warm
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat a large dutch oven or stock pot to a medium heat. Add butter. Once butter melts, add onion. Saute for 1-2 minutes and the add garlic. Cook for another 1-2 minutes and then add all the mushrooms and thyme. Toss in the onion, garlic and butter. Cook the mushrooms while stirring occassionally until the mushrooms are soft and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Once the mushrooms are cooked, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, cook another minute.

  2. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute. Slowly whisk in dry sherry and room temp or warm chicken stock, making sure there are no lumps. Add in sugar, remainin 3/4 teaspoon salt, cream, and vinegar. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until thickened.

  3. Remove thyme sprigs from the soup and transfer half of the soup to a high-power blender. Blend until completely smooth. If you like a compltely pureed soup, add everything to the blender and puree. You could also just leave it as is and have a super textured soup. Anything goes! Add back to the pot and cook another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with extra thyme.

Nutrition Facts
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 409mg18%
Potassium 548mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 522IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.